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. >>> president obama is among the world leaders to come to new york this week for the united nations general assembly. secretary of state clinton met with the pakistanis yesterday. there's a demand by palestine to be made a full u.n. member. the u.s. is threatening to vie tow that effort. >>> and the two american hikers being held in iran are hoping to be released this week while the president of iran is at the u.n. they had hoped to be set free over the weekend. a judge whose signature was needed to sign the release record won't be back from vacation until tomorrow at the earliest. >>> dominique strauss-kahn has given his first interview since having a sexual encounter with a hotel maid. he says he regrets the incident kept him from a leadership role in france and he blasts the u.s. justice system. here's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: what happened was more than an inappropriate relation, adding it was a moral failing. strauss-kahn was one of the most powerful men in the world. in an instant last may, his world clapped. he lied, he said, in this, his first public statement about the case. he
. >>> president obama travels to new york city participating in the united nations general assembly. he will attend additional bilateral and multilateral means meetings and deliver remark on the clinton global initiative. >>> amog agenda items, implementing job strategies for the unemployed. [audio not understandable] and a 9/11 remembrance led by michael bloomberg. >>> have you fallen behind on your mortgage payments and look for help, scamers can be on the lookout for you. this morning scam alert the lawsuit they are using to try to get more money out of your pocket. >>> and if you plan a fall trip why there may be in great deals out there for airlines. we will take a look. plus, a scottish terrier is 49,000 dollars richer. a dog. how one woman's pet took a bite out of her inherentans. we are back in a bit. keurig. everybody knows the best place for a good time is mississippi. and that's only until they visited us in louisiana. which is a distant second to sunny florida. for beautiful vacation, nothing beats alabama. ok, we'll never agree on who's best. but we can all agree on one thi
involvement in this country. on top of that, center stage. president obama will address the united nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state, while the president blocked theired bid statehood. >> absolutely will be covering that all morning. bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. >> where there's a will, there's a way. >> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> whether afghanistan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process. from kabul. >> rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. he did deliver a message, just not the one that rabbani expected. he put his aid right on rabbani's chest and blew up his bomb. afghan has been trying to convince taliban to leave the battlefield. rabbani led that effort with another who was also seriously injured. i met with him last ye
to the general assembly today, we're joined by the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. thanks for coming in this morning. first, the breaking news on the hikers. it does look like their release will be today. do you have any other information? >> we are in touch with our swiss partners who are protecting power in tehran. we're getting updates with them. we won't rest until they're back home with their families. >> it does look good. >> we're hopeful. we want to see them back on american soil. >> in the president's speech, he will address in iran, and the extraordinary wave of protests for people in the last year. does he agree with secretary panetta, that it's just a matter of time before this wave of reform hits iran? >> i think the underlying conditions are there. as we saw two years ago, following their election. there's great desire among the iranian people for freedom, for the ability to express themselves openly. and to chart their own future. so, i do believe that what we have seen in many parts of north africa and the middle east, will eventually come to parts that hav
. thank you, jake. good to have you here. >>> and also here in new york today at the united nations, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who arrived for this week's general assembly meeting, still promising to free two american hikers held in iran. but he refused to say exactly when, and abc's george stephanopoulos asked him about the fate of josh fattal and shane bauer, arrested more than two years ago. >> reporter: guarantee they will come to the university? >> translator: do i have to provide a guarantee? >> reporter: can you not guarantee? >> translator: yes, we act upon whatever we say. and if we don't want to act, we won't say. we didn't make this decision under pressure. it is a humanitarian decision. but when we said we will release them, we will release them. as a humanitarian gesture. >> and a reminder, you can see george's full interview with the iranian president ahmadinejad tomorrow on "good morning america." >>> history was made today as gay men and women serving in the u.s. military were finally allowed to live their lives in the open. the don't ask, don't tell, po
to inch closer to statehood recognition from the united nations. that's despite the u.s. push, though, to reseem peace talks first. about plans to submit his request for a full u.n. membership today, just before addressing the secretary-general assembly. >>> closing arguments are expected today in the case of amanda knox. she is hoping to have the murder conviction for the bedeath of a rum mate overturned. a verdict is expected early next month. >>> scientists continue to track that dead satellite expected to fall to earth some time this afternoon or evening. the latest calculations indicate, though, that it will not be over the u.s., over canada or mexico, during that time. >>> and stay it ain't so. summer is officially behind us. fall begins this morning. and in mexico, they marked the beginning of the autumn equinox. tourists and locals descended on the mayan ruins, where the sun comes straight through the main gate of a 1,500-year-old temple. >> it's fall over there. cold weather, back to coats and scarves. >> areas that have suffered from the flooding so long. ever since irene. a
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